Speculative-grade companies seeking ratings on the upswing: Moody’s

first_img Related news When bond ratings slip, investors shrug With bond yields low and rising, what is the price of safety? Keywords Bond For the past three years, the number of firms looking for ratings has been on the decline, but this year that trend has reversed, and speculative ratings seekers are back on the upswing. “Low interest rates and high investor demand have triggered a surge in the number of spec-grade companies looking for a first-time rating,” the report says, and this, “heralds the return of more aggressive transactions that increase risk to investors.” Moody’s rated 52 new speculative-grade companies in the first half of 2017. For the full year 2016, it rated 59 new firms, putting 2017 clearly on track to outpace 2016. The transactions the credit rating agency is seeing this year are more aggressive, the report notes, with higher initial debt levels and weaker cash flow, which represents a rising risk to investors. “Some newly rated companies have a limited or weak operating track record, and some are highly exposed to business cycles, while others use optimistic adjustments to arrive at their EBITDA,” the report says. “Companies first rated in 2017 will rely more on EBITDA growth to reduce leverage.” “Active high-yield bond and leveraged loan markets, as well as issuer friendly conditions, have paved the way over the past 12 months for the current uptick in first-time spec-grade ratings. We expect this pace to continue as long as the overall market maintains its momentum,” says Tobias Wagner, vice president at Moody’s. Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Catastrophe bond market gains momentum James Langton The first half of 2017 saw an increase in speculative-grade companies seeking credit ratings for the first time since 2013, highlighting a potential intensifying risk for investors, says Moody’s Investors Service in a report published Tuesday. The rating agency is seeing a reversal in rating trends among speculative-grade firms in the first half of this year, the report says. last_img read more

Civil Aviation Workshop Starts Wednesday in Mobay

first_imgRelatedCivil Aviation Workshop Starts Wednesday in Mobay Civil Aviation Workshop Starts Wednesday in Mobay TransportNovember 25, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica will host the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAOs) three-day Seminar/Workshop on Meteorological Services for Air Navigation in the Americas, at the Iberostar Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James, November 25 to 27.The Seminar is a joint effort of ICAO, the World Meteorological Organization and the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA). It is being held under the theme, “Development of a Quality Assurance System for the Enhancement of the Aeronautical Meteorology Service”.It will involve over 30 meteorological aviation personnel from the English-speaking Caribbean and Haiti.Speaking Tuesday at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, Jamaica’s representative to the Seminar/Workshop and Director of Air Navigation at the JCAA, Noel Ellis, underscored the timeliness of the initiative and its importance to flight safety.“Over the years, meteorology has really developed around aviation, and it is necessary for pilots to be in constant awareness of prevailing weather conditions during flight. However, over the years this area of service has developed in a mostly ad hoc manner,” Mr. Ellis lamented.The Workshop/Seminar will seek to establish standards for the delivery of these services, among other things, he stated.“WMO and ICAO are seeking to bring quality management into aviation meteorology, by introducing standards that need to be maintained and audited, so that in years to come JCAA personnel from the Flight Safety and Regulations department will be required to have oversight responsibility for aviation meteorology, ” he explained.“This seminar is introducing some of those quality mechanisms that will need to be checked going forward,” he added.Topics to be covered over the three days will include an introduction to the Quality Management System (QMS) and a thorough examination of its history, principles and relationship to the Annex 3 QMS requirements of the ICAO.The group will also examine in detail ICAO’s “Manual on the Quality Management System (QMS) for the Provision of Meteorological Service to International Air Navigation”, and will share local experiences in aviation meteorology.Presenters will include representatives from ICAO’s headquarters in Canada, as well as officials of WMO. They will also focus on the ISO 9000 family of International Standards for quality management, which gives the requirements for a quality management system and provides a set of generic requirements relating to the processes of development and production, and how they will be managed, reviewed and improved to achieve customer satisfaction.The official opening of the seminar/workshop will take place at the Iberostar Hotel on Wednesday (November 25) at 9:00 a.m. Guest Speaker will be Aviation Meteorology Specialist at ICAO’s Mexico Office, Enrique Camarillo.Acting Director General of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Lt. Col Oscar Derby, will also participate. RelatedCivil Aviation Workshop Starts Wednesday in Mobaycenter_img RelatedCivil Aviation Workshop Starts Wednesday in Mobay Advertisementslast_img read more

First Look: 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen

first_img RELATED TAGSHusqvarnaVitpilenNews COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. That would be especially true of the 701, which, having liberated a tuned version of KTM’s 693-cc single overhead cam single, has enough power to be taken as a serious backroad weapon, its 75 horsepower only having to motivate 157 kilograms. That’s 346 pounds folks, barely more than one of Husky’s own dirt bikes. Mated to fully-adjustable White Power suspension — 43 millimetre inverted fork up front and a linkage-operated monoshock in the rear — as well as radially-disposed, four-piston Brembo front disc brakes, means the 701’s attitude is backed up with some serious back road bona fides.The 401 certainly carries over the same ’tude as the 701. Powered by the same 375-cc single that motivates KTM’s sporty RC390, the little Vitpilen’s 43 hp only has to accelerate 148 kilos (328 pounds) so its performance should be at least sprightly if not quite outright sporty. Its front forks are upside down 43-mm WP items as well, though not adjustable, and there’s a WP monoshock in the rear as well (again, not adjustable for damping). There’s a four-piston — albeit, a lesser ByBre — front brake caliper up front grabbing onto the same 320-mm disc as the 701, so Whoa! power should be adequate as well.Indeed, both 401 and 701 Vitpilens are brilliant, both technically and stylistically. The only fly in Husky’s ointment is pricing. While the 401 seems a veritable bargain at $6,999, the 701’s $13,399 MSRP seems a tad inflated. Yes the suspension, brakes and engine are substantially upgraded, but at 13 large, the bigger Vitpilen has to go head-to-head with some serious players — Triumph’s Street Triple and BMW’s RnineT Scrambler to name but a few — with but a singular piston. Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen See More Videos Well, in fact, you’d be wrong on both counts. For one thing, Husqvarna did build quaintly streetable hot-rods back in the day, only getting into the then new sport of motocross in the mid ’50s. Even the “Pilen” name is not new, the 1950s Silverpilen — literally “silver arrow” — was a quasi street-legal two-stroke with then revolutionary hydraulic front forks.More, importantly, the Vitpilen is not a retro bike. Oh, its simplicity does harken back to a “time when motorcycles were more pure,” says chief designer, Maxime Thouvenin. And yes, Steve McQueen did ride a Husky — don’t try this at home, kids — shirtless in Bruce Brown’s iconic On Any Sunday, but the Vitpilen is not a homage to either bike or man. Rather, as Thouvenin, puts it, this is the elemental motorcycle of the 1970s modernized. “This bike is not the bike Steve McQueen rode,” says the Vitpilen’s proud papa, “It’s the bike he would have wanted to ride.”So, while I see a little bit of Craig Vetter’s famous X-75 Triumph Hurricane in the Vitpilen’s seat/gas tank combination and the svelte Husky’s minimalism is very reminiscent of many circa-’70s café racer, it is most definitely not a retro bike. From its industrial designed tank to its Silicon Valley-inspired digital instrument display, the “white arrow” is very modern motorcycle. Indeed, Thouvenin says that the hardest part of designing the new Vitpilen was integrating all its modernisms — electronic fuel injection, ABS, etc. — without losing its minimalistic motif.It worked out splendidly. The Vitpilen is possibly the first of motorcycling’s recent Back to the Future craze that attracts nostalgic Boomers and shallow Hipsters equally. From the stubby clip-on handlebars to the seat that appears to magically float over the rear of the motorcycle unsuspended, the new Husky appeals to virtually everyone who loves their motorcycles simple, sophisticated and sporty. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Husqvarna Vitpilen Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Husqvarna Vitpilen Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Husqvarna Vitpilen Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Husqvarna Vitpilen Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Husqvarna Vitpilen ‹ Previous Next › NEW YORK – Normally, as a card-carrying, hipster-hating boomer, one of my prime jobs in life is to denigrate anything even remotely trendy. You know, like the Civil War-era beards. I suppose it could be their preoccupation with craft beers. Mostly, though, it’s the forced nonchalance that says, if you are going to attend something as borgeoisie as the ballet or opera, you’re obligated to wear a Kenora dinner jacket, preferably with the loudest red flannel possible. Yes, I hate the pretentious little turds.But I do like me some of their motorcycles. Triumph’s Bobber, for instance, floats my boat. Ditto for BMW’s RnineT. And God knows, how can you possibly not like Ducati’s little Scrambler, it being the cutest of the cute, all cheery internally-combusting bonhomie and a cheap-for-a-Ducati price tag.But the best of the lot may be the new Svitpilen that Husqvarna just unveiled at New York’s hopelessly swank Skylight Modern studios. Now, I know most of you, even the ones that claim an intimate knowledge of the famed Swedish brand, are thinking, “Husky has no history of building street bikes, so how can they now claim the nostalgia requisite in building retro-rods?” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement Wonky pricing aside, the Vitpilens are a sensation, perhaps 2018’s most eagerly anticipated motorcycles. We’ll be testing them in the next month or so; if their performance matches their looks, we’re all in for quite a ride. Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Husqvarna Vitpilenlast_img read more

Ultrafast Lasers Give CU Researchers Snapshot of Electrons in Action

first_img Published: Oct. 30, 2008 In the quest to slow down and ultimately understand chemistry at the level of atoms and electrons, University of Colorado at Boulder and Canadian scientists have found a new way to peer into a molecule that allows them to see how its electrons rearrange as the molecule changes shape.Understanding how electrons rearrange during chemical reactions could lead to breakthroughs in materials research and in fields like catalysis and alternative energy, according to CU-Boulder physics professors and JILA fellows Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn, who led the research efforts with scientist Albert Stolow of the Canadian National Research Council’s Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences.”The Holy Grail in molecular sciences would be to be able to look at all aspects of a chemical reaction and to see how atoms are moving and how electrons are rearranging themselves as this happens,” Murnane said. “We’re not there yet, but this is a big step toward that goal.”To be able to chart a chemical reaction, scientists need to be able to see how bonds are formed or broken between atoms in a molecule during chemical reactions. But only extremely limited tools are available to view the rapidly changing electron cloud that surrounds a molecule as the atoms move around, Murnane said. Changes in the electron cloud can happen on timescales of less than a femtosecond, or one quadrillionth of a second, representing some of the fastest processes in the natural world.In a paper to appear in the Oct. 30 issue of Science Express, the online version of the journal Science, the CU team describes how they shot a molecule of dinitrogen tetraoxide, or N2O4, with a short burst of laser light to induce very large oscillations within the molecule. They then used a second laser to produce an X-ray, which was used to map the electron energy levels of the molecule, and most importantly, to understand how these electron energy levels rearrange as the molecule changes its shape, according to Kapteyn.”This is a fundamentally new way of looking at molecules,” Kapteyn said. “This process allowed us to freeze the motion of electrons in a system, and to capture their dizzying dance.”The researchers describe their process of stretching the N2O4 molecule as being similar to pulling on a Slinky toy and then letting it go and watching it vibrate. They used the N2O4 molecule because it vibrates more slowly compared to other molecules, allowing them to observe the physical processes under way.In many ways, molecules are like tiny masses connected by tiny springs of differing strengths, Murnane said. These springs are the chemical bonds, made up of shared electrons, which hold all matter together. In this experiment they used ultrafast laser pulses to “twang” these springs, making the nanoscale molecular Slinkies vibrate. However, unlike real springs, when researchers vibrate the molecules their properties can change, she said.Being able to watch and understand why the electrons did what they did is very useful in fields like alternative energy, according to the researchers.”If we understand the nature of these processes, in the future we can then translate that knowledge into better technology, such as creating more efficient light-harvesting molecules or catalysis or perhaps even solar cells,” Stolow said.The research was completed by an international team with JILA Research Associate Wen Li as the paper’s corresponding author. He worked with CU-Boulder physics graduate students Xibin Zhou and Robynne Lock as well as Serguei Patchkovskii and Stolow of the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences in Ottawa, Canada.JILA is a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

January is Stalking Awareness Month

first_img Published: Jan. 12, 2017 Stalking statistics in the U.S.An estimated 15% of women and 6% of men have been a victim of stalking in their lifetimes.Over 85% of victims are stalked by someone they know; many are current or former intimate partners.46% of victims experienced at least one unwanted contact per week.Persons aged 18 to 24 years experience the highest rate of stalking.Source: Stalking Resource CenterJanuary is National Stalking Awareness Month. With over 7.5 million people stalked in one year in the United States, chances are you know someone or several people who have been stalked.A ubiquitous crime in U.S. communities, stalking should be taken seriously. While legal definitions vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is: a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.Approaching the victim or showing up in places when the victim didn’t want them to be there, making unwanted telephone calls, leaving the victim unwanted messages (text or voice), watching or following from a distance and spying on the victim were the most commonly reported stalker tactics.If you or someone you know is being stalked, please contact the system Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) to discuss safety concerns and explore safety planning.For more information on stalking awareness, stay tuned to CU Boulder Today and OVA’s Facebook page throughout the month of January. Additional resources can be found at the National Stalking Awareness Month website and the “Get Help” OVA resource library.Categories:SafetyCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

CSJP Awards 1,861 Scholarships to Students from Volatile Communities

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedCSJP Awards 1,861 Scholarships to Students from Volatile Communities FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) has awarded scholarships to 1,861 high school and tertiary students from volatile communities, as the Ministry of National Security intensifies its crime prevention efforts by pushing education.The beneficiaries are from 27 areas, including 1,400 from the Kingston Metropolitan Area, and 461 from St. James and Westmoreland. Presentations were made to the over 200 tertiary awardees on Thursday (September 23), during a ceremony at the Jamaica Conference Centre, in downtown Kingston.Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of National Security, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson, said the scholarships, valued at over $100 million, represent the largest scholarship award under the Ministry’s crime prevention programme. He said it is a sign of the Ministry’s commitment to empowering Jamaicans.Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson (third left), with (from left) law student Zoe Curtis; medical student Moneifa Hartley; medical student Doneilo Thomas; dental nursing therapy student, Dania Dennis; and law student Kaydian Carter, who received scholarships at the Citizen Security and Justice Programme(CSJP) scholarship awards ceremony, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, on September 23. The students from August Town, Tower Hill, Mountain View and Waterhouse were among 1,800 tertiary and high school students from 27 volatile communities who received scholarships totaling more than $100 million.Senator Nelson argued that the CSJP model was an effective prevention model that promotes safer communities. “The model suggests that the participation of people, driven by improved educational achievements, enhances beliefs in their own abilities to transform their own lives,” he said.The CSJP is a multi-faceted crime and violence prevention initiative of the Ministry of National Security, which focuses on building community safety and security. The programme is now in its second phase (CSJP II), having completed the pilot phase in 2009.Since 2001, the CSJP has been offering support to primary, secondary and tertiary students within the Kingston, Montego Bay and Savanna-la-Mar areas. Support to tertiary students was stepped up in 2007 with scholarships awarded to 300 persons, and has since increased six fold to more than 1,800.Programme Manager for CSJP II, Simeon Robinson, shared statistics which show that youth between 14 and 24 years are both victims and perpetrators of crime, stressing that it is imperative that they are engaged, rehabilitated and resocialised.Minister of National Security, Senator Dwight Nelson (right), and Programme Manager for the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) II, Simeon Robinson (centre), examine the programme for the CSJP’s scholarship awards ceremony, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, on September 23. Looking on is Community Action Co-ordinator, CSJP, Orville Simmonds. Over $100 million in scholarships have been awarded to over 1,800 tertiary and high school students from 27 volatile communities.Mr. Robinson disclosed that this year the CSJP took a policy decision to support 11 students who are currently enrolled in the faculties of law and medicine at the University of the West Indies.“The CSJP is proud of every scholar who has been successful. They were evaluated against evaluation criteria designed to identify those most in need, those with good grades, those involved in the development of their communities and those who were previous beneficiaries, so as not to disrupt their schooling,” he said.Sharing her experience as a past beneficiary of a CSJP scholarship, medical doctor, Claudia Allen, said she grew up in Trench Town and at first struggled to finance her educational ambitions.“I was very instrumental in my own tuition, because I had to work on the weekends and study. So, when I was introduced to the CSJP it was such a blessing for me, because I could just focus on school only, and it came at a critical time when I didn’t really have the time to be working along with going to school,” she said.Dr. Allen, who graduated in 2008 from the University of the West Indies, Mona, as the first doctor in her family, credits the programme for fostering a good relationship between the community and members of the security forces. CSJP Awards 1,861 Scholarships to Students from Volatile Communities EducationSeptember 24, 2010center_img RelatedCSJP Awards 1,861 Scholarships to Students from Volatile Communities RelatedCSJP Awards 1,861 Scholarships to Students from Volatile Communitieslast_img read more

JAS and Digicel Sign $30 Million Sponsorship Deal

first_imgJAS and Digicel Sign $30 Million Sponsorship Deal AgricultureMay 21, 2013Written by: Alphea Saunders Photo: JIS PhotographerSponsorship Manager for Digicel Jamaica, Tanida Nunes (right), presents President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant, with a representational cheque for $30 million, signaling the telecommunications company support for the Denbigh Agricultural Industrial and Food Show over the next three years. The agreement was signed this morning (May 20), at Digicel’s downtown Kingston headquarters. Advertisements RelatedResearch Capacity of Agricultural Sector to be Strengthened RelatedJAS and Digicel Sign $30 Million Sponsorship Dealcenter_img JAS and Digicel Sign $30 Million Sponsorship DealJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and telecommunications giant, Digicel, on Monday, May 20, signed a $30 million contract to provide support for the Denbigh Agricultural Industrial and Food Show over the next three years.Speaking at the signing event held at Digicel’s downtown Kingston headquarters, JAS President, Senator Norman Grant, commended the company on the partnership, which started 12 years ago.“We are very excited about this sponsorship, which we see as strategic, and is a perfect fit, because technology is going to help to boost and move agriculture. The way we communicate among our 230,000 farmers, is significant, and this signals the deepening of the relationship between Digicel and the agricultural sector as a whole…we are going to use this opportunity to ensure that we move agriculture in Jamaica to the next level,” he stated.Senator Grant said the JAS is seeking to diversify the Denbigh show, which started some 61 years ago.“We are going to be going all out to make this exciting product the very best,” he remarked.The agreement represents $4 million in cash value, and the remainder in marketing and promotional support, including social media, text promotion, mini board advertising, and signage for the show over the three years. Digicel will also collaborate with the JAS for the entertainment packages for the show on August 6, through the performance of Digicel Rising Star Finalists, Digicel brand ambassadors, and headline acts.Digicel will also assist the JAS in promoting a number of events and activities including Youth Day on Monday, August 5, which will see students being transported to the showground, and receiving back-to-school packages from Digicel. For this event, the JAS is hoping to attract over 10,000 students.“It’s a day that children must come to learn about agriculture and to understand that if we are going to drive economic growth and development in Jamaica, it is going to be agriculture that will take us there,” the JAS President said.Digicel will also work with the JAS in organising a 5K Run. Senator Grant noted that this will tie into the ‘Eat What We Grow’ campaign.“There is a net benefit in agriculture in terms of import and export…import went up by 2.5 per cent, moving from US$959 million to US$979 million, but exports grew by $50 million over the previous year. So what we are trying to do is say, if you eat local you’ll run well, and you’ll be healthy (and) we are saying let’s eat more of what we grow, and grow more to export…so it’s a major effort that we will be earmarking here,” the JAS President explained.Sponsorship Manager for Digicel, Tanida Nunes, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, on behalf of Digicel, noting that the company is “in it for the long haul”.The JAS will be seeking to attract at least 70,000 patrons to the annual agricultural showcase, which will be held from August 4 to 6.Contact: Alphea Saunders RelatedJAS and Digicel Sign $30 Million Sponsorship Deallast_img read more

Ericsson faces Indian investigation

first_img Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 28 NOV 2013 Tags The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is to investigate Ericsson over alleged abuses of its dominant position in mobile technology following a complaint by Micromax, a handset maker.Micromax complains that Ericsson has exploited its market strength by demanding unfair, discriminatory and exorbitant royalties for its GSM-related Standard Essential Patents [SEPs].In its order, quoted by The Times of India, CCI said there is a “fit case for through investigation by the Director General into the allegations made by the informant [Micromax], and violations, if any, of the provisions of the Competition Act”.The commission, according to the Indian newspaper, believes patent terms issued by Ericsson are contrary to the principle of FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory).In a statement, Ericsson confirmed that CCI had decided to start an in-depth investigation relating to the Indian Competition Act.The Swedish supplier further points out that it sued Micromax in March 2013 for patent infringement in the Delhi High Court. (Micromax said it first received a notice from Ericsson in November 2009 for infringing essential GSM patents of the company).Moreover, claims Ericsson,  “numerous attempts” had been made to sign a license agreement with Micromax on FRAND terms before it decided to sue.Ericsson says it will fully cooperate with the authority in this investigation to reach a fair and reasonable conclusion. Author Home Ericsson faces Indian investigation Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Previous ArticleSK Telecom cranks up LTE-Advanced speedsNext ArticleAppboy hails in-app news feed Ken Wieland Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulations EricssonIndiaMicromaxRegulatoryTechnologylast_img read more

Apple sets date for latest iPhone reveal

first_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Apple announced it will take the wraps off its newest line up of devices on 12 September, but naturally kept quiet about what will be included in the showcase.For the second year in a row, the event will be held in the Steve Jobs Theatre on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California. The timing coincides with the first day of Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles.Invitations sent to the media featured a gold circle on a plain back background and encouraged onlookers to “gather round”, but offered no other clues as to what Apple will announce. However, in line with tradition, the company is widely expected to debut a refreshed iPhone roster, as well as an Apple Watch 4 update.The next generation of iPhones will reportedly include as many as three models, feature larger screens across the board and introduce a lower-cost edition to complement Apple’s more expensive options. Leaked product photos published by 9to5Mac show Apple may also bring back a gold colour option, which was dropped with the iPhone X. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Apple faces 5G modem wait Google taps retail with NYC store Diana Goovaerts KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 AUG 2018 AppleiPhonecenter_img Previous ArticleZTE unveils first smartphone since US woesNext ArticleJapan considers restrictions on Huawei, ZTE gear Devices Related Author Tags HomeDevicesNews Apple sets date for latest iPhone reveallast_img read more

Bill Would Allow Students to Keep Guns in Vehicle

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. A state representative from Columbia Falls is set to appear before the House Education Committee this week to discuss proposed legislation that would allow students to keep hunting rifles in vehicles parked in a school lot.Current state law prohibits students from bringing firearms to school, even if they are locked in a vehicle. Students who violate that law must be expelled for at least a year, though school board trustees may modify the punishment on a case-by-case basis.The Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell reports that Republican Rep. Jerry O’Neil’s bill, which will be presented Friday, would eliminate the expulsion requirement and exempt firearms that are kept in locked vehicles. Some consider that exception necessary in a state where hunting is common and students occasionally forget their rifles in their vehicles after hunting trips.The state Office of Public Instruction says in the last three years, Montana schools have reported more than 79 violations involving shotguns, rifles, handguns or other firearms.In December, Columbia Falls High School student Demari DeReu faced an expulsion hearing after inadvertently bringing an unloaded hunting rifle to school. She remembered the rifle and told school officials when contraband-sniffing dogs arrived on campus.DeReu was later allowed back at school. Emaillast_img read more